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Blood in Elk Creek

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When the Infected stalk the Black Hills, even a living enemy makes a welcome ally...

Once called the Great Plains, the Dead Plains are a place in which no sane citizen of the Duchies dares set foot. The Infected roam the lands in starving packs and rare is the man who returns alive from an expedition. But when one of the regiments of the Grand Duchy of Denver disappears int
ebook, 100 pages
Published September 4th 2013 by Musa Publishing
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Sep 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I think this is my favorite of Captain Ramos's adventures so far. I felt a stronger sense of urgency in this than in any of the other stories. Even in 'The Ugly Tin Orrery,' when Ramos was captured, I wasn't particularly worried. I knew she'd get out of it somehow. Ramos's situation in this story was so dire to start out that I really wasn't sure how she could possibly come out of it alive. It was refreshing to actually see her fallible, without falling into actually rendering her helpless. Even ...more
Jan 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is my favorite of the Captain Ramos stories to date. I quite like the way that Acks alternates perspectives between her two POV characters, as well as providing some rich world building. The first 5 novellas in this series are now available from Musa Press and I heartily recommend them as good reads with diverse protagonists in a steampunk-influenced world. Plus something for the zombie fans. :-)
May 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The best one in the series I've read so far. Though I was a bit dismayed at the lack of Simms in this tale, he gets his own in the next one. You can tell how much the author must enjoy this universe; the writing is filled with joy.
Oct 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I had to sneak a peek at the last few pages because I couldn't stand the suspense! And that's not something I usually feel moved to do.
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Alex Acks (formerly known as Rachael Acks) is a writer, geologist, and sharp-dressed sir. Their debut biker gang space witch novel, Hunger Makes the Wolf, was published by Angry Robot Books under the pen name Alex Wells. They’ve had short fiction in Strange Horizons, Crossed Genres, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, and more, and write movie reviews for Strange Horizons and Mothership Zeta. They’ ...more

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